Foreign Contribution Regulation Act: News

SC to hear NewsClick founder, HR's bail pleas after Diwali 

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR head Amit Chakravarty challenging their arrest under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

NewsClick founder, HR head move SC challenging UAPA case

NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR chief Amit Chakravarty approached the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the Delhi High Court's decision to dismiss their plea against arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

CBI files FCRA violation case against NewsClick, launches fresh raids

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a case against online news portal NewsClick over alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Hindustan Times reported.

01 Mar 2023

Central Government

MHA suspends think-tank CPR's FCRA license amid I-T probe 

The Central government on Wednesday suspended the license of the well-known think-tank Centre for Policy Research (CPR) after discovering that it allegedly violated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), Hindustan Times reported, citing sources.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.

3,292 NGOs, institutes haven't disclosed foreign donations yet: Govt

As many as 3,292 NGOs and institutes, including some top academic centers like JNU, IGNOU, IIT Delhi and Madras, have not disclosed their annual foreign donations and expenditure between 2011-12 and 2016-17, Home Ministry has said.

20 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

Foreign funding licenses of 5,000 NGOs canceled: Government

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today informed Lok Sabha that nearly 5,000 NGOs were barred by the government from receiving foreign funding after the cancellation of their licenses since April 2017.

14 Sep 2017


1,222 NGOs asked to validate bank accounts or face action

The Home Ministry has asked 1,222 NGOs to validate their foreign funds' bank accounts. If they fail to do so, they will face penal action under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

04 Apr 2017


US raps India over alleged human rights violations

The US State Department has rapped the Indian government over alleged human rights violations, corruption and lack of transparency.

MHA alleges system hack in clearing NGO licenses

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that it is likely that its computers have been hacked.